Leyton Orient goalkeeper Dean Brill says he is looking forward to a “great occasion” at Wembley this Sunday.

The O’s will play National League counterparts AFC Fylde in the FA Trophy final this weekend, just two weeks after Fylde lost at the national stadium in the National League play-off final against Salford City.

Orient came through their two-legged semi-final against National League North outfit AFC Telford United unscathed to reach this stage, and Brill is excited to have an opportunity that many players don’t get in their careers.

He said: “We’ve got to prepare as though it’s another game but at the same time you don’t normally get an opportunity to play at Wembley. It’s going to be a great occasion, so we need to use that excitement and that special day as fuel to go and win it.

“It would be massive [to go up as double winners] and good momentum for us. The gaffer talks about it a lot, being winners in everything that we do, and he’s said it all season about this exact competition. We want to win every game we play in and this is no different. That takes us into next year, and who knows what will happen there?

“Not a lot of people get to a cup final in their career, especially off the back on winning the league and at the national stadium so. We’ve got to use that excitement as fuel to go and win another trophy and have another great day out.”

Brill was part of the side that did the double over Fylde in the league this season, playing in both the 3-1 win away from home and the 2-0 success at the Breyer Group Stadium. Those wins alone, plus another in the 2017/18 season, put Orient in good stead with a positive head-to-head record against their opponents, but the O’s won’t let that come into their preparations for a tough game.

Brill said: “We did well to get the double over them because they’re a good side. They pass the ball very well and obviously they’ve got [Danny] Rowe, whose top goal-scorer in the league and has scored a lot of goals in his career, so we know they’re a threat and obviously seeing them get to the play-off final highlights how good a side they are.

“We’re champions so we’re riding high, confidence is sky high and we’re such a together group. We’re back in training and we’ve got a lot of hard work before the game, so we’ll see at Wembley, but they’ve had a lot of emotion over the last week or so and lots to come with the final.”

A win on Sunday would see the O’s achieve the non-league double after clinching the National League title at the end of April, and Brill thinks the achievement of securing both pieces of silverware would be the perfect ending to their spell in the fifth tier.

He said: “The remit of two years ago was ‘get back into the Football League’. We’ve done that within two years which is probably quicker than most people thought, and this could be the icing on the cake, taking us into another season back in the Football League.”